Flu Vaccines/Immunisations Mar 08 2018 The 2018 Flu Vaccines will not be available in New Zealand until April 2018. The current information that we have is that they will arrive by mid-April. This vaccine has been developed to cover 4 strains that affected the northern hemisphere in winter. There should be some media coverage/publicity about this when they arrive. Once the vaccines do arrive we will be running "flu clinics" for those wishing to be immunised. The vaccine is fully funded for all patients over the age of 65, for people with respiratory disease (COPD and asthma requiring preventative treatment), for people with heart disease, and some other long term medical conditions. All pregnant women are funded to have the vaccine. Other people are encouraged to consider paying to have this vaccine to reduce their risk of influenza and it potentially serious complications. The cost will be $35 per immunisation for those not funded.